$ 7 million export for lovers Valentine's Day has been sent to 22 countries from Turkey to 70 million cut flowers branch ...
February 14 Valentine's Day so the Netherlands from Turkey, Britain, Germany, Romania and Ukraine was held to 22 countries, mainly cut flowers shipments of 70 million branch.
The Valentine's Day shift has started in Antalya, where most of the cut flower production is made throughout the country. The sector employees, who took charge of their jobs in the early hours of the morning, collected mainly red flowers, especially carnations in greenhouses, and prepared them for lovers.
The packaged flowers, hit the road with trucks from warehouses for distribution to 22 countries from Turkey. Flowers prepared for the last shipments that will continue for another week will be sent by airplanes.
$ 7 million export for lovers
İsmail Yılmaz, Chairman of the Board of Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters' Association, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the industry is happy with the Valentine's Day shipments.
Stating that there was an increase in flower exports this year compared to last year, Yılmaz said, "We had a shipment of 70 million branches for Valentine's Day, with a monetary value of about 7 million dollars. Last year, we had 60 million branch shipments and an income of around 6 million dollars. We have a record increase. " he spoke.
Reminding that there were no new types of coronavirus (Kovid-19) effects during these periods last year, Yılmaz reported that there was a serious increase in exports this year despite the epidemic.
Yilmaz said that the biggest flower market in Holland, the Netherlands located in the big buyers in Turkey has received from some of the flowers sold to other countries, he said.
The Netherlands as well in Turkey as Britain, Germany, Romania, Europe to mainly countries such as Ukraine Yilmaz said the flower delivery is done, "Logistics as a problem living in Colombia, deficit countries such as Ecuador Europe greets us." said.
Over 100 types of flowers are offered to the market
Stating that more red flowers are in demand on Valentine's Day, Yılmaz said:
"Red roses and carnations are in demand. We mainly exported carnations. In addition, we introduced over 100 different flowers to the market. We used the rose more in the domestic market. The ornamental plants sector gains vitality on special days. Flower, peace, serenity, happiness. People make each other happy with flowers.